It looks a bit fancy, and a bit complex, but looks can be very deceiving! This simple chicken roll-up is a winner, seen here served with a simple garden salad, crunchy butter grilled asparagus and a bed of creamy polenta, it’s a good hearty meal.
Prep time 20 minutes, cook time 30 minutes, Serves 4
6 chicken thigh fillets, bashed out to 5mm thick
1/3c sundried tomatoes, roughly chopped
1/3c roasted capsicums, roughly chopped
1/2c button mushrooms, quartered
3 squares of your favourite cheese – if you like soft cheese, use 6 slices
1/2c plain flour, seasoned with salt and pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1/3c white wine
1/3c chicken stock
1tsp wholegrain mustard
1/3c thickened cream
2c chicken stock extra
1 tsp butter
- Place sundried tomatoes, capsicum and mushrooms into a food processor and blitz until finely chopped.
- Spread each chicken thigh with approx a tablespoon of the blended mix and spread to cover. Place 1/2 square of cheese at one end of each thigh, and roll up tightly, securing with toothpicks, roll in seasoned flour. WARNING – this can get a bit messy and fidley, but dont stress, it WILL come together.
- Heat oil and butter in large frying pan, once frothy, add chicken cooking for 4-5 minutes on each side until golden. Once golden on all sides, pour wine and stock into pan and continue cooking for another 5 minutes, turning chicken every minute or so.
- Remove chicken from pan and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Add mustard seeds and cream to remaining liquid in pan and stir to combine, place back on low heat.
- Meanwhile cook polenta by brining stock to boil, add polenta in a steady stream, stirring constantly until thick, add butter and cook a further 2-3 minutes.
- Slice chicken into 1cm slices and serve on a bed of polenta with crispy asparagus topped with wine and mustard sauce, and a side of garden salad (or whatever takes your fancy really!)
This is a fancy favourite of ours, if you’re feeling a little bit less fancy, you can serve this bad boy straight on the plate (skip the slicing) with some mash and colorful veg.
Enjoy ~ LC